How Appealing

Sunday, September 7, 2008

“‘No see, no indecent exposure,’ court rules”: Yesterday, The Des Moines Register contained an article that begins, “A Des Moines man should not have been found guilty of indecent exposure, even though Ankeny police caught him masturbating outside two bedroom windows of women who heard him moaning, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court decided that because neither of the female victims saw Ronnie James Isaac’s genitals, the crime wasn’t committed.”

And The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil yesterday contained an article headlined “County attorney: Legislature must address decency code.”

You can access last Friday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.

Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court officials unapologetic about gold leaf”: Monday’s edition of The Providence (R.I.) Journal contains an article that begins, “The state judiciary last week defended the use of 23-karat gold leaf in a renovation outside state Supreme Court offices in the Licht Judicial Complex.”

Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Vaccine maker asks Mo. Supreme Court to overturn $8.5M award for man who contracted polio”: The Associated Press provides this report.

Posted at 10:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Millette takes seat on Va. high court; Jurist who presided at sniper trial moves up from Court of Appeals”: This article appeared yesterday in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Did a judge-prosecutor romance taint Texas murder trial? Sept. 8 hearing is set on allegations of a secret affair; Defendant faces execution Sept. 10.” Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harper blasted over hasty top-court nomination; While choice of N.S. judge hailed, outraged critics say PM bypassed vetting process by announcing name two days before election call”: This article appeared yesterday in The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Drug makers seek shield from lawsuits; In a case that could have broad implications for consumers, the Supreme Court this fall will consider barring liability claims involving medications approved by the FDA”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Too Generous”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “Conflict-of-interest disputes often turn on arcane points of law, but that is hardly the case with the controversy over the West Virginia Supreme Court and Massey Energy.”

The editorial concludes, “The United States Supreme Court should add the Massey case to its docket for the upcoming term and throw out the court’s tainted ruling.”

Posted at 9:55 PM by Howard Bashman

Perhaps they predicted this would happen: The Associated Press reports that “Future bright for fortunetelling in Vt. town.”

According to the article, laws that ban for-profit soothsaying, fortunetelling, palm reading and/or crystal-ball gazing may fail to survive First Amendment scrutiny.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“North Pole man loses lawsuit appeal”: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner today contains an article that begins, “A 330-pound man who was hurt when his chair gave out in an attorney’s office lost a four-year legal battle against the lawyer last week.”

You can access the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Alaska at this link.

Posted at 9:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme rivalries: 3 vie to argue R.I. land case before nation’s high court.” Yesterday’s edition of The Providence (R.I.) Journal contained an article that begins, “The fate of 31 acres in Charlestown owned by the Narragansett Indian tribe will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in November, but first a nasty local dispute must be resolved: Who should represent Rhode Island’s interests before the nation’s highest court?”

Posted at 3:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Halverson in ‘terrible pain’ at Sunrise Hospital; Husband accused of beating judge”: This article appears today in The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Posted at 2:47 PM by Howard Bashman